Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 1/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Brooklyn Nets are hitting the road to Footprint Center on Thursday where they will compete against the Phoenix Suns.
The Nets took the court against the Spurs and took a loss by a final of 106-98 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Nets walked away with 26 and the Spurs recorded 22 personal fouls. They buried 7 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. San Antonio ended up shooting 89.3% when shooting free throws by converting 25 of 28 shots. On top of that, San Antonio grabbed 53 boards (13 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 8 rejections. San Antonio dished out 23 dimes and had 12 steals in this matchup. Regarding defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 38.1% from the floor on 37 of 97 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected a total of 49 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets converted 21 of 24 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Brooklyn wrapped up the game having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 of 88) and knocked down 3 of their 23 3-point shots.
T.J. Warren is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 minutes and also snagged 5 boards. Warren shot 53.8% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Brooklyn heads into this game with a record of 27-16 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.7 fouls per game. As a team, Brooklyn is snagging 40.7 rebounds per game and has 1,126 assists for the campaign, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Nets are hitting 38.4% on 3-pointers (515 of 1,341) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. They average 113.5 points per outing (16th in the NBA) while going 50.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 14.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 1st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 979 conceded this year. The Nets are giving up a FG percentage of 45.1% (1,713 of 3,801) and they relinquish 43.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 5th in the league in PPG allowed (110.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns took a loss by a final score of 136-106 when they faced the Grizzlies. The Suns were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies earned 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Suns to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a clip of 94.7%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Phoenix made 10 out of 33 tries (30.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Suns shot 39 for 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.8%. The Suns allowed the Grizzlies to convert 52 of 98 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.1% for this contest. They went 43.2% from 3-point land by going 16 of 37 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to rebounding, Phoenix permitted Memphis to pull down 51 overall (13 offensive).
Mikal Bridges ended up being a factor for the Suns in this matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 16 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Bridges had 21 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and tallied 7 assists for this contest.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 21-24 this year. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 46.4% from the field, which is ranked 21st in the league. Phoenix has accounted for 5,066 pts on the season (112.6 per game) and they collect 43.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 26.7 times per contest (7th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. The Suns commit 21.0 fouls per game while shooting 80.1% from the charity stripe.
The Phoenix defense allows 36.3% on 3-point shots (510 of 1,404) and opponents are converting on 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 23.3 assists and 42.8 rebounds per contest, which is 5th and 10th in the league. The Suns defensively are ranked 10th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.2. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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